|Skyler Brind'Amour (photo by the Chilliwack Chiefs)|
The Quinnipiac Bobcats picked up a commit with a familiar last name. A source confirms that Skyler Brind'Amour, the son of new Carolina Hurricanes head coach and former Stanley Cup winning captain of the Hurricanes Rod Brind'Amour, has verbally committed to Quinnipiac for the 2019-2020 season. Brind'Amour who played this past season for the Chilliwack Chiefs of the BCHL was previously a Michigan State commit. He was selected by the Edmonton Oilers in the 6th round, pick 177 of the 2017 NHL Draft.
A native of Raleigh, North Carolina, Brind'Amour a 6'2, 175 pound center finished his rookie season with Chilliwack with 24 points (10 goals, 14 assists) in 52 games played. He added another 3 assists in seven playoff games before having a strong RBC Cup in which Chilliwack was the host team. In six games played in the tournament, Brind'Amour had 5 points (1 goal, 4 assists).
He previously played with the Carolina Jr. Hurricanes U16 AAA program for the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 seasons before heading north to Connecticut to play for the U18 Selects Hockey team at South Kent. He also has some experience with the United States National Developmental Program in the 2016-2017 season. The Fargo Force selected him in the 6th round of the 2018 Phase II Draft. Its not known if Brind'Amour will return to Chilliwack next season or look to make the Fargo Force for next season.
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